After the African Union Summit: Austria Provides €5 Million in Total to Alleviate Migration Pressure

More+Events ♦ Published: February 18, 2022; 18:15 ♦ (Vindobona)

Following the 6th European Union - African Union Summit, Austria announced that it would provide € 5 million in humanitarian aid to Ethiopia, South Sudan, and Tunisia. Read about Austria's efforts to alleviate some of the migration pressure caused by conflicts in Africa.

Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer: "Europe is directly affected by developments in Africa and therefore has a geostrategic interest in security and stability on the neighboring continent." / Picture: © EU European Union

At the Sixth European Union - African Union (EU-AU) Summit, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell made it very clear that the EU’s relationship with Africa is of the highest priority.

“We are the Africans’ best friends. The biggest investor, the biggest helper, the biggest trade partner. And we have a lot to work with Africa because African problems are our problems,” he said.

Amongst the many topics discussed at the summit, migration was of major importance to the Austrian government.…